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Old 23rd November 2015, 18:18   #901
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Good step by Mahindra. When I bought the W4, only 2 colors were offered. Grey was added later, and with the addition of these 2, the W4 now has a plethora of pallets to choose from. Reduces the physical appearance differences between W4 and W6 to only the side cladding.( I believe even the W6 misses out on foglamps now.
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Good step by Mahindra. When I bought the W4, only 2 colors were offered. Grey was added later, and with the addition of these 2, the W4 now has a plethora of pallets to choose from. Reduces the physical appearance differences between W4 and W6 to only the side cladding.( I believe even the W6 misses out on foglamps now.

Yes, the side cladding and the antenna on the roof. That's the easiest way to spot a W4.

Fog lamps can be added not sure about the slide cladding though.
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While doing a pre-delivery check I did notice some rusting in the brake discs and had informed the sales rep but she dismissed it saying it was some dirt and will go away after a wash. Since that was a rainy day and the car had just arrived from the yard I agreed with her. Now after the delivery I just noticed that the disc are actually rusted. Photo attached for reference. Just wanted to check if this is OK or something to be alarmed about and visit the Service Center.Are other new XUV owners facing similar issue? I happened to check a few Skodas and even my EON and there seems to be no rust though they are really old. Please suggest.
Amit, this is common on XUV. Nothing to worry about really. The whole disc looks rusted if the vehicle is not used for a 3-4 days after rains. The portion of the disc that comes in contact with the pads gets shiny in no time once you drive. The border areas remain as is.
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Hey folks!

I am a current owner of a XUV500 W8 FWD (Ownership Thread (And then a Mahindra XUV5OO was born! The Columbus was born!)). Have covered 80000kms on my Columbus and was looking to upgrade to the new XUV W10 AWD.

Does anyone have any idea when Mahindra will be incorporating Android Auto in the XUV? Also for the current owners with the new age XUV, will it be an auto upgrade to the new HU?

Lastly, this might be off-topic, but does anyone know what is the process for buying the car in Trivandrum and registering it in Bangalore?

Thanks much in advance! Cheers!
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Does anyone have any idea when Mahindra will be incorporating Android Auto in the XUV? Also for the current owners with the new age XUV, will it be an auto upgrade to the new HU?
All upgrades are manual via service center unless over the Air or wifi systems are enabled in infotainment systems. The current system may just roll out an upgrade which will do this in future. May be I am too hopeful

While there is no firm response on Android Auto, this is unlikely to happen before mid 2016.
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Hi Folks

I have recently purchased a XUV500 initially i ordered a Silver W6 from Global Gallarie Thane. The car landed on stockyard on 14th Nov. After the PDI and lot of discussion with family on what accessories to purchase we finally decided to upgrade to a W8 , Sunset Orange.

The W8 had to be reordered and expecting the delivery (with registration) in 2 weeks times. I have a couple of questions at this point for all the XUV Gurus :

1. Can i put Rear Camera with parking Assistance, configured on a W8 system.
2. Is it compulsory to go with the Insurance offered by the showroom. the showroom is quoting 72k for Insurance with Zero Dep and the sales guy is saying that if u do not tke insurance from us you will not get RSA and there will be delay and MASS in case of repairs. What should i Do.
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Hi Folks

I have recently purchased a XUV500 initially i ordered a Silver W6 from Global Gallarie Thane. The car landed on stockyard on 14th Nov. After the PDI and lot of discussion with family on what accessories to purchase we finally decided to upgrade to a W8 , Sunset Orange.

The W8 had to be reordered and expecting the delivery (with registration) in 2 weeks times. I have a couple of questions at this point for all the XUV Gurus :

1. Can i put Rear Camera with parking Assistance, configured on a W8 system.
2. Is it compulsory to go with the Insurance offered by the showroom. the showroom is quoting 72k for Insurance with Zero Dep and the sales guy is saying that if u do not tke insurance from us you will not get RSA and there will be delay and MASS in case of repairs. What should i Do.
Hi sinner,

1. Yes you can get the rear camera fixed and folks here have done it. However, it will not be the dynamic assist one that you get with W10. You will find confirmation on this very thread. Only thing to keep in mind - a hole will have to be drilled. Probably a good idea to get it done by the dealer.

2. Insurance companies like Future Generali provide zero dep cover with RSA for half the cost. I got a quote of 35k from them in Bangalore while the dealer quoted 69k. Armed with the quote, I was able to negotiate the insurance with dealer and he came down to about 36k! I finally took it as the extra 1k meant no hassles

BTW from what I know, the RSA is for two years and from M&M and not dealer. The dealer may be trying to arm twist you here. Proceed with caution.

Hope this helps

Cheers

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Lastly, this might be off-topic, but does anyone know what is the process for buying the car in Trivandrum and registering it in Bangalore !
Hi Columbus_500,
I had purchased my cheetah from chennai & registered it in Puducherry, So the process would be the same. You have to tell the dealer that you will be registering the vehicle out of state so that he can get you a temporary registration i.e. TC in RTO parlance. Some RTOs require you to submit a proof of address of the place of permanent registration like PP, Telebill, Property tax receipt, Aadhar card, bank pass book etc.

The RTO from where you purchase your car (in your case TVM) will issue you a temp registration addressed to Bangalore RTO. You will have one month to produce your vehicle at Bangalore RTO for permanent registration. The TC will carry a number which you can affix to ur car and run till permt number is allotted.

Once you deposit your TC documents to Bangalore RTO they will write to TVM RTO for a genuiness letter which is an internal matter and the RTO does this on its own. But if you go through touts it can be got by hand and u Send the genuiness letter to Your dealer at TVM who will get it endorsed from Tvm RTO( hoping your sales exec having contacts at RTO) and Send it back to you which your tout will deposit at Bangalore RTO to complete the process. Else wait for the RTO to work at its own pace .

You need not approach the tout route if you want to save money as the day you submit ur documents at Bangalore RTO they will give you a receipt after payment of tax & other charges which entails you to continue driving with the temp number of TVM and cops will not challan you.
Hope this helps.
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The 2015 Mahindra XUV500

Automatic transmission nowhere in sight. Premium customers love their ATs

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Subscribers of this thread if you have not already noticed automatic versions FWD AT W8 and AWD AT W10 are now launched !

Link to the auto launch:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=148184

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Guys, if anybody has noticed the Mahindra XUV website, Mahindra is offering all colors for all variants.

http://www.mahindraxuv500.com/compar...?id=comp_model

I am not sure if this a mistake while updating the website or it's a true fact. If true, then I can't wait to see a W4 in Sunset Orange color
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I am not sure if this a mistake while updating the website or it's a true fact. If true, then I can't wait to see a W4 in Sunset Orange color
When I was inquiring about the W4 in September, the dealer had mentioned that Purple / Orange would be available with a wait of 30 days. Non refundable pre-booking amount though.
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Hello Experts,

Had a query, is it possible to add alloys of Scorpio to XUV? The sales rep was mentioning that since Scorpio has front disk and back drum brakes, the design would not permit this change. My arguments was if either of the tyres of Scorpio (font or back) gets punctured, when I can replace with the same spare wheel, why it cannot be done to XUV, did not get a convincing answer.
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Hello Experts,

Had a query, is it possible to add alloys of Scorpio to XUV? The sales rep was mentioning that since Scorpio has front disk and back drum brakes, the design would not permit this change. My arguments was if either of the tyres of Scorpio (font or back) gets punctured, when I can replace with the same spare wheel, why it cannot be done to XUV, did not get a convincing answer.
I don't think so.
Though the next gen Scorpio has the same wheel size 17", need to confirm whether the PCD is the same. (I think it is different).

The older gen Scorpio alloys (16") wont fit due to close clearances with the brake system.

Hope this helps.

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Hi sinner,

1. Yes you can get the rear camera fixed and folks here have done it. However, it will not be the dynamic assist one that you get with W10. You will find confirmation on this very thread. Only thing to keep in mind - a hole will have to be drilled. Probably a good idea to get it done by the dealer.

2. Insurance companies like Future Generali provide zero dep cover with RSA for half the cost. I got a quote of 35k from them in Bangalore while the dealer quoted 69k. Armed with the quote, I was able to negotiate the insurance with dealer and he came down to about 36k! I finally took it as the extra 1k meant no hassles

BTW from what I know, the RSA is for two years and from M&M and not dealer. The dealer may be trying to arm twist you here. Proceed with caution.

Hope this helps

Cheers
I have face lifted W8 (Oct 2015) which has reverse camera bracket above number plate similar to W10; however dealers are yet to receive camera from company. I don't want to drill the bumper therefore haven't got the camera installed. I will wait for sometime since parking sensors are meeting my requirements. You can go through my last post on page 60.
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I don't want to drill the bumper. Hyderabad Dealers and service stations are yet to get camera from company for this bracket.Has someone installed camera on bracket similar to W10? or some W10 owner got the camera replaced under warranty.
I have done that on my car. I got it done from the showroom itself. They said that this one is a night-vision equipped cam. Visibility is more than enough. The reverse cam does its job properly. Haven't faced any niggles so far.

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Make sure that you order the camera which is smaller than the ones they fix on the rear bumber. They are too big to be fixed in the bracket provided on the boot. I was told that the wiring was done using a 'sleeve'(?) in order to avoid the possibility of warranty problems which was bound to haunt me had the cut the wire.


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